X Factor judge rubbishes claims by her own father that she's set to wed the F1 ace

Nicole Scherzinger has denied she’s engaged to Lewis Hamilton, even though her own father let slip that Lewis has asked her to be his wife.

‘Lewis and I woke up this morning and read we were engaged! Sorry to disappoint u all but its not true:),’ Nicole, 33, told her Twitter followers today.

The US X Factor judge‘s dad Alfonso Valiente, who lives on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, revealed the couple’s plans in a newspaper interview at the weekend.

‘You know about the proposal? Yes, they are engaged. My future son-in-law is a really nice guy, really down-to-earth. My family all like him,’ he confided.

‘The good spirit is there. When he walked into the house for the first time, he picked up one of the babies. That went down very well.

‘He is sincere and he and my daughter seem very happy together.’

Alfonso, 52, says the couple, who have been dating for four years, get frustrated with living so far apart.

Lewis, 26, is based in Geneva, while Nicole has commitments in the US – so they chat on the phone every day.

‘I am very proud of her but I know that she and Lewis have to work hard to make it work,’ he told the Mail On Sunday.

‘I spoke to her at the weekend and she was doing a photoshoot. She sounded in good spirits but her only complaint was that she hadn’t seen enough of Lewis recently.’

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Adam Thorn